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September 7th: Cataclysmic Variables

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Date: September 7, 2009 Title: Cataclysmic Variables Podcasters: Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner of AAVSO Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers www.aavso.org Description: Today we are going to talk about cataclysmic variable stars, CVs for short. Because hundreds of CVs get bright enough to study with even modest telescopes, and due to […]

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September 6th: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery

Date: September 6, 2009 Title: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery Podcaster: Mario Damasso Organization: Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) Description: We are a group of astronomers working together, searching the sky above our observatory for new worlds, small solar system bodies, and super-massive black holes in […]

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September 5th: A-Hunting We Will Go!

Date: September 5, 2009 Title: A-Hunting We Will Go! Podcaster: Roz Brown & John Troeltzsch Organization: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. www.ballaerospace.com Description: The largest telescope ever built for a NASA mission soared beyond Earth’s orbit on March 7, 2009, looking not for ET, but rather ET’s home. The Kepler mission is hunting for planets […]

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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]

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September 3rd: Gravitational Lensing

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Date: September 3, 2009 Title: Gravitational Lensing Podcaster: SkyLK Organization: SkyLK http://skylk.com Description: A gravitational lens is created when the light from a distant source is bent due to the existence of a massive object between the observer and source. The object could be a galaxy, black hole, or a cluster of galaxies, and this […]

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September 2nd: STEREO/IMPACT: Our Un-Quiet Sun

Date: September 2, 2009 Title: STEREO/IMPACT: Our Un-Quiet Sun Podcaster: Dr. Janet Luhmann interviewed by Ms. Priya Desai Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/impact Description: STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is a two-spacecraft NASA mission orbiting the Sun near Earth’s orbit to study the dynamic eruptions of mass from […]

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September 1st: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky

Date: September 1, 2009 Title: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky Podcaster: Mark DeVito Link: www.stargazersfield.com Description: I recently had a unique experience, perhaps even an epiphany. Over a long Labor Day weekend, my family and I traveled to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. While there, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the […]

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August 31st: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer

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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

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